UK Aid Direct Community Partnership Grant Funding Round is Opening Soon! A Chance to Get up to £250,000 per Grant
Applications Open: 4 March 2019
Deadline: 17 April 2019
A new UK Aid Direct funding round will open for Community Partnership grant on Monday 4 March.
Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), UK Aid Direct was established in 2014 as a successor to the Global PovertyAction Fund (GPAF), which was created in 2010.
The aim of UK Aid Direct is to fund small- and medium-sized national and international civil society organisations (CSOs) to reduce poverty and work towards achieving the Global Goals. Specifically, UK Aid Direct funding reaches the most marginalised and vulnerable populations, supporting the DFID agenda to ‘leave no one behind’.
This agenda can be achieved through funding projects that encompass service delivery, economic empowerment, strengthening accountability or generating social change.
As a flexible fund, UK Aid Direct is designed to be an adaptive and demand-led fund that responds to DFID priorities of:
- strengthening global peace, security and governance
- strengthening resilience and response to crisis
- promoting global prosperity
- tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable
- delivering value for money
Applicants can apply for up funding for up to £250,000 per grant.
UK Aid Direct Community Partnership grants can be used to fund new, time-limited projects of up to 36 months (3 years) duration.
- Community Partnership grants are open to applications from small, not-for-profit organisations that are:
- registered in the UK
- in one of the lowest 50 countries (mentioned below) in the UNHuman Development Index (HDI) or
- in a country considered by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to be of high or moderate fragility
- To be considered as registered in the UK, applicant’s organisation must:
- have its own legal identity in the UK, and be registered with Companies House and/or The Charity Commission
- have significant ongoing operations based in the UK related to the oversight and management of the UK Aid Direct grant and
- be able to demonstrate significant autonomy. If their organisation is part of a larger international family, UK Aid Direct will expect applicants to demonstrate autonomy; their organisation must have its own UK specific constitution and an independent board of trustees, i.e. the board must be locally appointed and be free and able to make independent decisions on strategic and operational issues.The status of the organisation may be verified during due diligence.
- The organisation must have an average income of less than £1,000,000 per annum for the past 3 years, as shown in approved organisational accounts. Applicants may be asked to provide relevant documentation as evidence.
- New organisations with fewer than 3 years of accounts may also apply and in such cases, average annual income will be calculated based on the organisation’s length of operation.
How to Apply
- Applying for a Community Partnership grant is a 2-stage process:
- the submission of a concept note
- a full application (if an organisation is successful at the concept note stage)
- All applications must be submitted online. Applications sent via email or post will not be accepted.
- A supporting guidance webinar to help applicants to complete their concept notes will be held on Tuesday 26 February at 11.30 – 12.30. Registration is required in advance.
Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt (Arab Republic of), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Papua New, Guinea, Rwanda, Somalia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania(United Republic of), Togo, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Uganda, Venezuela(República Bolivariana de), Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, United Kingdom.
For more information, please visit https://www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/community-partnership/